To consider their victories a victory for all women is to ignore the many more cleavages in our society - can this truly be considered a victory for LGBT women, migrant women, working class women, when Leadsom opposed gay marriage, May has deported women facing rape and violence, and Thatcher 'smashed the glass ceiling and pulled the ladder up after her'?
Essentially, when attempting to appeal to female voters maybe Smith and others would do well to reflect on the wise words of Jo March, that women vote not because we are women 'but because we are human beings'. Consider whether you think your policies and slogans would appeal to people and that will help you determine if it will appeal to women.
This has nothing to do with Marilyn Monroe or Kim Kardashian and everything to do with the fact it's almost impossible for us to celebrate all women at the same time. I could've picked any number of women that people continually use as standard of reference for how women should be. Sure, Marilyn Monroe was a beautiful lady, but her beauty does not detract - absolutely should not detract - from anyone else's, past or present. Stop pitting women against each other.
Moana is a story of self-discovery following a kickass 16-year-old who goes on an adventure to find a banished god, instead of Prince Charming. Her ultimate aim is to save the world. It couldn't be more different from the children's films my generation grew up with.
"Do u guys follow me on snap chat? U really should ;)" At first glance, it appears the slightly egotistical boasting of a twelve-year-old, hardly an i...
May, as the second woman Conservative PM, needs to be set against a rather different historical backdrop. We have yet to see how well feminist Toryism can work in practice, and whether May will succeed to 'iron' out the obvious inconsistencies and 'iron' in a new ethos to the social and intellectual fabric of the Conservative party.
Cultural norms are shifting and, in this new era of longevity, people are breaking the traditional moulds that have previously defined status. Cultural commentator and co-founder of the Women's Equality Party, Catherine Mayer, says life-extension and life-enhancing technologies like the ability to freeze eggs are leading to an age of 'amortality',
Rather than concentrating on shoe preferences and colours of outfits, the political message over the last week is one that Nicola Sturgeon perfectly articulated over Twitter. That politics aside, girls everywhere should be observing the recent female political appointments and as a result believe that nothing should be off limits for them.
I believe that as women we should give Theresa May an opportunity to prove she is what this country needs. Still, a second female Prime Minister should excite us. We may not be exactly where we want to be but we're on our way there. Surely each small step we take towards progress is a step worth celebrating.
Our perceptions of female leaders and political systems are changing very gradually: we must strive at every election for policy over personality. It's in everyone's interests that all honest, committed would-be female politicians have the same access to leadership roles as men so that we can benefit from the Caroline Lucases and Jo Coxes of the world. Please, for the love of God, don't leave our representation to Thatcher, May and Angela Eagle.
For me, Theresa May becoming Prime Minister is no clear sign of a new epoch of feminist history. That a woman will be head of state is undeniably a marker of our society being a great deal more egalitarian than it once was, and the effect that this will have on the generation growing up currently fills me with hope and confidence.
Recently I came across a video on the Rise of the Female Superhero. It was rather disturbing to observe how delusional we women can be in that we th...
Moms I'd Like to Follow: Yes, I'll follow Kim on Instagram because she and Kanye are fricking hilarious. I'll dance to Fergie's music, shake my ass around the kitchen and, once a quarter, on the dancefloor. But Fergie's sweaty pseudo-feminism and its accompanying Instagram account? #unfollow
Whatever happens, wherever the chips eventually fall in this Russian roulette of post-referendum political unrest, the feminisation of politics has to mean something. Even if this is just a Polaroid snap shot of one day in British political history, it still represents a sea change in our political culture.
Who decides when I'm too old? No-one, so mind your own business! Would you ever have surgery to hide how old you were, possibly to keep your job? Despite working in the beauty industry, it had never occurred to me that I might be judged on my abilities and effectiveness in doing my job based on my age.
How empowering is that for women and men and doesn't it make you happy in these turbulent times!? We really do have the power to change things for the better through our thoughts and beliefs.